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Ossuary at the Church of St James

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After Paris, Brno has the second-largest ossuary in Europe. The number of people buried here is estimated to exceed 50,000. There was a churchyard at the Church of St James as early as the beginning of the 13th century. The churchyard capacity...more
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Jakubske namesti | Entrance to the ossuarry is by entrance to the church, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

Going here felt VERY wrong! Firstly when we went in there was a very small museum area. It also stated outside that there is tours but when going in we are told it was a self tour and given a laminated A4 piece of paper....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Very huge ossuary, there are much more skeletones and bones, but it wasn't very touristic place, as Kutna Hora near Prague. Totally recommend it.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

Was hard to find the entrance but once we found was a great experience, the place is magical. Was clean, the lady in the reception was helpful, the visit dont take long so dont expect to spend long time!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

A little expensive, but worth the experience if you pass by Brno. Centuries-old bones of war/plague/illnesses are stored there in amazing fashion.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DougChan
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This a modern design ossuary creatively enchanted with Milos Stedron (Brno contemporary composer and music professor) music. Reconstructed with care.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Near to the main street in Brno, this is an interesting and creepy place to visit. around 50000 people was burried here.A churchyard worth to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. We didn’t expect much before visiting. However, it’s really worthy to take minutes to visit when you are walking around city center.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TimW4273
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Very well presented exhibit. Good information. Some of the reviews on here say that it isn’t much but it is exactly what we expected from a Ossuary. Well worth a visit when in Brno.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

A small ossuary just steps away from the main square. Very nice to visit, notably on a hot day. Mind that it no longer is Europe's second biggest ossuary as sometimes presented. This apparently was the case before around 90 % of the bones were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here on the Friday of Moto GP weekend. We have visited here 2 years ago but went during the day when it was lit with just the normal lights. We'd heard they were doing tour's by candlelight so booked our tickets earlier that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from skink | Reviewed this property |
Here are the fees: CHURCH OF ST. JAMES OSSUARY Church of St. James ossuary – entrance Address: Jakubské náměstí 658 78 Brno Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday closed Admission fees: Full CZK... More